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Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Henry is a specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Henry include lipoma, laparoscopic gastrostomy, and small bowel resection. Dr. Henry is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Henry include: Texas Super Doctors and Laycock-Snyder Faculty Teaching Award Contributions to Residency Program.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastrostomy, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendectomy, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ruben Sandoval's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandoval include hepatitis C, colon polyps, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joselin Leelavathy Anandam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joselin Anandam is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anandam include sigmoidoscopy, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and hemorrhoid banding. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Anandam accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Anandam attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), hemicolectomy (right or left colectomy)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Proctoscopy, Colectomy, Perirectal Abscess, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Wendy White specializes in general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and inguinal hernia. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. White graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Tumor, Small Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allen Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3600 Gaston Avenue; #710
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include colectomy (colon resection), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Appendectomy, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. James W Fleshman Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Surgery, 1st Floor Roberts
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Fleshman specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Heath, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fleshman's clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Fleshman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Vijay Bapat is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, colectomy (colon resection), and pancreatic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Bapat is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, Viant, and more. Dr. Bapat graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Pancreatic Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Walter Russell Peters Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3409 Worth Street; Suite 640
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Walter Peters specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include diverticular disease, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Peters takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,292 - $1,820
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,292 - $1,793

Specializes in General Surgery
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Schatz is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Schatz's clinical interests: cancer surgery, open hernia repair, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schatz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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What is Colectomy?

Colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the colon, or the longest part of the large intestine. The colon may be affected by diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. In a colectomy, all or part of the colon that is infected, blocked, or cancerous is removed.

A colectomy may be performed by laparoscopic or open surgery. A laparoscopic colectomy requires several small cuts on the abdomen, and uses a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic colectomies are less invasive than open procedures. For some individuals, a laparoscopic colectomy may not be possible, and instead an open colectomy is performed. In an open colectomy, a large incision is made on the abdomen. Open colectomies typically require longer recovery periods.

After the incisions are made, a portion of the colon is removed, and the remaining ends of the colon are attached to each other in a procedure called anastomosis. Waste can continue to travel through your body as normal. However, in some situations, it may be necessary for the end of the colon to be attached to an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. This procedure is called an ostomy. Types of ostomies include:

  • Colostomy, in which the remaining portion of the colon is attached to the abdominal opening.
  • Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal opening.
An ostomy bag will be attached to the skin to collect waste. If the entire colon is removed, either an ileostomy is performed, or the small intestine is connected to the anus and waste may pass through as normal.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your colon will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the colon to heal following surgery.

A colectomy may take between one and four hours. Following your procedure, you will need to consume a liquid and low fiber diet before gradually returning to your normal diet. You will need to stay in the hospital for three to seven days for monitoring. Full recovery and return to normal activity may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

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